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Maine’s First College Hosting SilverSneakers Program Celebrates Launch of Institute for Integrative Aging

As Maine’s first college campus hosting the SilverSneakers fitness program for older adults, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine held a breakfast reception on May 10, 2019 that celebrated the successful launch of SilverSneakers as the first phase of the College’s Institute for Integrative Aging (IIA). The event welcomed award-winning global healthcare activist and Tivity Health CEO Donato J. Tramuto to campus. SilverSneakers, by Tivity Health, is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. Founded in 1992, the program is available to over 14.5 million Medicare beneficiaries through Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans.

2019-05-13T15:38:13-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: |

New Mascot Revealed at Commencement Ceremony at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the College surprised the thousands gathered for the 106th Commencement ceremony by revealing the new Monks mascot character who stepped into the faculty procession line. Saint Joseph’s is the only college or university in the United States, in any NCAA division, to have “Monks” as a mascot. The Monks mascot dates back to 1970, but the costumed figure has not been a presence on campus for many years. Graduates represented more than 40 states and seven countries.

2019-05-13T09:23:00-04:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Katherine Squires Rogers Selected as Online Student Speaker at 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Commencement

Katherine Squires Rogers of Elizabeth City, North Carolina (previously of Scarborough, Maine) will speak at the 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Commencement as she accepts her MBA from the College's online program.

2019-04-18T09:12:56-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Funds Sustainability Education at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

The National Endowment for the Humanities $34,995 grant supports the “Education for Sustainability through the Humanities Project” which will develop and implement educational programming that helps formulate how to build sustainable human communities and solve global problems.

2019-04-03T12:49:36-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College Will Award Honorary Doctorate to Sister Karen Schneider RSM, MD, MPH

Sister Karen Schneider RSM, MD, MPH will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the Saint Joseph’s College Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Sarah Curtin of Strafford to Deliver Valedictorian Message at Saint Joseph’s College Commencement Exercises

Sarah Curtin ’19 will deliver the Valedictorian Message at Saint Joseph’s College’s 2019 Commencement Exercises on May 11th.

2019-03-25T10:26:17-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Commencement to Feature Award-Winning Global Healthcare Activist Donato J. Tramuto as Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announces that Donato J. Tramuto, the CEO of Tivity health, Inc–a leading provider of fitness and nutrition health improvement programs–will speak at the 2019 Commencement on May 11th, as well as receive an honorary degree. Author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business (Hamilton Press), Tramuto is a recognized innovator and industry leader with more than 35 years of healthcare experience and a deep commitment to global healthcare access, patient outcomes, and digital solutions.

2019-03-19T09:02:05-04:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

U.S. Department of Justice Grant Funds Prevention of Violence Educational Programming at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

The United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women awarded Saint Joseph’s College of Maine a three-year, $299,884 grant to fund programming that enhances prevention of, awareness of, and response to a range of sexual misconduct that can occur in a college community, including: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. This is one of 57 grants totaling over $18 million to higher education institutions nationwide. With the new funding, the entire College community will experience training, in partnership with Through These Doors and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and facilitated by Coordinator for Violence Prevention Sarah Gordon who started her new position last week. This DOJ grant is designed to support community coordination, strategic planning, and competency-based education around all issues of violence on a college campus.

2019-02-27T09:12:13-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Welcomes SilverSneakers® into Community

The Alfond Center at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is expanding its adult fitness classes to include the nationally recognized SilverSneakers® program. SilverSneakers–the nation’s leading community fitness program designed exclusively for older adults– offers a way to motivate older adults to increase their levels of physical activity and remain socially active. The College will celebrate a SilverSneakers Launch Week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 12, 14, and 15, 2019. On those three days during Launch Week, classes will be free and door prizes will be awarded.

2019-02-25T16:13:19-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: |

University of New England and Saint Joseph’s College pave pathway to pharmacy school

Students at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine who are interested in becoming pharmacists have a new pathway to their career, thanks to an agreement with the University of New England.

2019-02-12T14:57:58-04:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |